With public transport system in Haryana severely hit by the Jat stir for quota, the Civil Aviation Ministry has asked airlines to operate additional flights from New Delhi to Chandigarh, Amritsar and Jaipur to enable stranded people reach their destinations.
As part of this, all major domestic operators including Air India, Jet Airways and IndiGo will fly additional services from and to Delhi, an official release said.
Air India also said that it is offering special nominal fares for its additional flights.
"Air India has again spread its wings to fly out passengers stranded due to the sensitive situation along all surface transport routes in the adjoining areas arising out of the Jat agitation," the airlines said in a release.
"AI is operating an additional flight from Delhi at 1730 hours on Sunday on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar-Delhi sector to fly stranded people," it said.
Air India is charging a nominal all-inclusive one-way fare of Rs 3,339 for Delhi-Chandigarh journey while it will charge Rs 3,960 for a Delhi-Amritsar trip, the airline said.
Jet Airways will operate additional flight on the Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi route.
Budget carrier, SpiceJet will fly three additional return services on Sunday from Delhi for Jaipur, Amritsar and Chandigarh, the release said.
Budget airline IndiGo will operate two additional services tomorrow to Chandigarh and Jaipur from the national capital and back, it said.
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